Lights made her triumphant return to Denver’s Summit on April 29th for a night filled of new music, fan-favorite songs, easter eggs and high energy sing-alongs, and she did it all in the face a setback that would have forced most artists to cancel the show. Following her performance in Kansas City the night prior, Lights’ bus broke down on the way into Colorado, but rather than calling it a wash and spending the day figuring out how to get to the next city, the crew packed as much gear as possible into their merch truck, while everyone else caught a flight into Denver to put on quite possibly one of their best shows yet.
Kicking off the night was genre-defying artist, tiLLie, who was quick to hype up the crowd. Delivering hard hitting instrumentals alongside her sweet, emotional vocals, tiLLie served as the perfect opener for an artist like Lights, who later celebrated the fact that her touring party was comprised of half men and women, mentioning that it was the first time that she has brought so many women on the road with her.
Meanwhile, Lights’ set felt like an absolute celebration, kicking off with the lyrics to her song, “Prodigal Daughter” displayed on massive LED panels, declaring “BABY I’M BACK.” And she made sure to prove that she was well worth waiting for. The set, which was lit primarily by red, yellow and blue lights (matching the album artwork for her latest album, PEP, and unsurprisingly the attire of most of the fans in the crowd), was comprised of plenty of new music, but she made sure to pay homage to her past throughout the night, as well. Songs like “Real Thing” and “Okay Okay” from PEP sat perfectly alongside deep cuts like “February Air”, all while Lights jumped and danced around the stage, leaning over the barricade to encourage fans to sing along. At one point, she even brought her hardworking crew on stage to celebrate them with a toast. And if that wasn’t already great enough, she did it all in a boot, recovering from a broken foot that she sustained less than a week ago.
By the time Lights launched into her final few songs, it was clear that she is still one hell of a performer. Four years since the last time she graced the stage at Summit, she easily commanded the room once more, giving long-time fans and first-timers the show of a lifetime.